Posted By:Kathleen Smith
Subject:Re: Hugh Smith (1740 CT-1816 Preston, Chenango, NY)&wife Elizabeth Daniels (d:1825)
Post Date:December 15, 2010 at 08:28:08
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Forum:Chenango County, NY Genealogy Forum
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That would be the Esek I am looking for! His son, Rev. Jedediah Smith was my great great great grandfather, born in Lyme, New London CT. (Jedediah's mother was Thankful Thompson.) I am trying to find who Esek's father was. Jedediah was raised by Abel Smith in Chenango NY - then pioneered in Chautauqa NY, then in the 1850s, off to Crawford Co PA to save souls (circuit preacher), then West to Deerfield MI to live the rest of his life. We've done some DNA testing, but I can't seem to make the Esek connection.
Thanks for responding.